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Acting for Young People
Celebrating over 20 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5-adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions and more! ,, Fairfax, VA, 703-554-4931.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park & Wintergreen Plaza
Professional shows for families, Musical Theatre Training for grades 1-12. Classes, camps & workshops throughout the year. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pk., Rockville, MD. ,, 301-634-2270.

The Art League School
Ages 5+. Courses offered quarterly in virtually all of the fine arts, and some fine crafts, with some of the country's most talented artists. Summer camp and workshops. Full schedule online. , Old Town Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.

BlackRock Center for the Arts
All ages. BlackRock Center for the Arts provides quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. , 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD, 301-528-2260.

Carousel Puppets
Susan Wall and Carousel Puppets have been thrilling audiences for over 30 years, providing entertainment for any occasion. Large and colorful marionettes and hand puppets delight people of all ages. , 703-444-9426.

The Center for Ballet Arts, Inc.
Ages 3-Adult. The Center celebrates 26 years, offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Body Conditioning and Pilates. Quality training. Pre-professional Intensive program and performing company for pre-teens and teens. ,, 3955 Pender Dr., Ste. 105, Fairfax, VA, 703-273-5344.

Ages 3 & up. CityDance offers dance classes from Ballet and Hip-Hop to Flamenco and Sri Lankan, taught by a world-class faculty in DC and MD. ,, 5301 Tuckerman La., N. Bethesda, 301-581-5204.

Drama Kids of East Montgomery County
Drama Kids offers educational and FUN classes! Kids learn new creative thinking styles and skills, while also developing other important life skills like public speaking! , 410-531-9490.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Aerial Silks
An exciting new program. Silks is a sport and an art form, combining the movements of dance with climbing, stretching & hanging, challenging beginners and more experienced aerialists. Located in North Bethesda behind White Flint Mall. , 301-770-2700.

Elements Dance Company
Ages 5-adult. Classes include Commercial Hip-Hop, Choreography & Composition, plus Freestyle and Foundations (such as bboying/bgirling, Hip-Hop, locking, popping, house, krumping, waacking, voguing). Summer camps and intensives. Now offering classes at Dance Loft on 14, 4618 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 240-339-3822. ,

Encore Stage & Studio
"Theatre by Kids, for Kids!" For 50 years, Encore Stage & Studio has given children an opportunity to grow and discover themselves through theater: onstage, backstage, in the classroom, in the audience. , 4000 Lorcom Ln., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Neighborhood Music School in Georgetown. Private Lessons: Piano/Voice/Strings. Baby/Toddler Meadowlark Music Classes. In-School Residency Programs. Summer Camps. ,, 1616 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 202-256-9942.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
Exceptional Music & Theater Programs. Lessons and classes in all instruments, voice and acting for all ages & levels instructed by professional teachers. Recitals and shows throughout the year. ,, 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

International School of Music
Music instruction in all instruments and voice for all levels and ages. Caring, nurturing faculty with extensive teaching experience. Recital preparation and diploma program. Two Locations: ISM North, 10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-5888. ISM South, 4701 Sangamore Rd., L-03, Bethesda, MD, 301-320-4400. ,

The Kennedy Center
Enter a world where word play, theater, music, dance and more lead to unforgettable adventures! Shows for all ages and interests. , 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-467-4600.

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Festival of Trees
Thanksgiving Weekend, Maryland State Fairgrounds. A family event featuring 700+ holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbreads, entertainment, gift boutiques, rides and Santa! Benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute. ,

Knock On Wood Tap Studio
KOW specializes in rhythm tap and is one of only a few facilities of its type in the country. Classes are for ages 2-82! Come make music with your feet with us! , 6925 Willow St., NW, Takoma Park, DC, 202-722-1625.

Musical Expressions
Private lessons for piano, voice, violin, flute, guitar, drums and more. Children & adults. Studio near Old Georgetown Rd. & Democracy Blvd. In-home lessons may be arranged. ,, Bethesda, MD, 301-530-7757.

25th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Offering quality handmade fine arts & crafts, Christmas collectibles, handcrafted edibles, unique gifts and home decorating ideas for the holidays. November 9-11, 2018: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA. ,

NYC's LMproject
LMproject brings Broadway to you in July! Working professionals from NYC teach performance skills for musical theater, in a caring, highly individualized program in Reston, VA. ,, 646-684-3539.

Olney Theatre Center
Many family-friendly shows in our 2018-19 season, including TYA shows and musicals. For tickets and information call 301-924-3400. , 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring R, Olney, MD,

Shen Yun Performing Arts
One of humanity's greatest treasures--5,000 years of Chinese civilization--live on stage. Shows coming to Fairfax, Baltimore and DC with all-new production every year. , 888-907-4697,

Signature Theatre
Have fun and learn at Signature Theatre with a variety of training programs for your theater-loving teen/tween. See full list of programs on our website. , 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA, 703-820-9771.

Studio Papillon, Inc.
Studio Papillon offers concierge-style music lessons in student homes. Instruction in all instruments and voice, as well as music production, electronic music, home recording and DJ skills. Two formal recitals per year, as well as cafe performances. , 202-607-4196.

Tiny Dancers
Our unique ballet, tap, hip-hop, Tiny Broadway, Musical Theatre and "Wiggletoes" programs for children combine technical excellence and creativity in a fun and nurturing environment. Fairfax, Alexandria and Mosaic locations ,, 10875 Main St., #113, Fairfax, VA, 703-385-5580.

The Washington Ballet
The Washington Ballet celebrates 15 years of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. This beautiful production has become a signature tradition in our nation's capital. November 29-December 28, 2018 at the Warner Theatre. , 202-362-3606.

Washington Conservatory of Music
All Ages & Stages. Nationally-accredited music school. Lessons, classes, camps and concerts. Piano, guitar, voice, strings, winds, brass, percussion and theory/composition. Early childhood, Suzuki Academy, folk and traditional Irish music programs. Bethesda MD & Glen Echo Park. ,, 301-320-2770.

Washington Revels
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Queen Elizabeth I during the 36th annual Christmas Revels, December 8-16, 2018, GW Lisner Auditorium. Holiday fun for the whole family! ,, 531 Dale Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-587-3835.


The Cappies
Critics and Awards Program
High school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews and publish them in local newspapers. ,

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington , 202-638-2406.

Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts. ,

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
The mission of the DCCAH is to provide grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities. , 1371 Harvard St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-724-5613.

The Dream in Color Foundation
A 501(c)3 nonprofit entity organized to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the economically-disadvantaged youth in the Northern Virginia area. , 7373 McWhorter Pl., Annandale, VA, 703-642-1711.

The Emergence Community Arts Collective
Find activities and events. , 202-462-2285.

International Child Art Foundation
The International Child Art Foundation has been a pioneering force in effectively and systematically bringing about a change in awareness about children's creativity through a decade of innovative programming. , P.O. Box 58133, Washington, DC, 202-530-1000.

Ten cultural and social service agencies are based at THEARC, all helping underserved children and adults reach their full potential. THEARC also features a 365-seat theater for drama, music & dance. , 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC, 202-889-5901.

VSA Arts
Creating a society where people with disabilities can learn through participation in, and enjoyment of, the arts. An affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. , 818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 600, Washington, DC, 202-628-2800.